Your First Summer Job



What was your first Sum­mer job?  Kids are get­ting out of school and head­ing to work this Sum­mer.  In Idaho, kids can go to work when they’re as young as 13.   What was your first sum­mer job?

Jobs Teens Can Perform

  • Teens 13 or younger can baby-sit, deliver news­pa­pers, or work as an actor or performer.
  • 14– and 15-year-olds may work in a vari­ety of jobs includ­ing those located in offices, gro­cery stores, retail stores, restau­rants, movie the­aters, amuse­ment parks, base­ball parks or gaso­line ser­vice sta­tions. How­ever, they are pro­hib­ited from work­ing in jobs declared haz­ardous by the Sec­re­tary of Labor.
  • 16– and 17-year-olds can work in any job that hasn’t been declared haz­ardous. There are 17 haz­ardous jobs young work­ers under the age of 18 are pro­hib­ited from doing. Some of these jobs include min­ing, meat pack­ing or pro­cess­ing, using power-driven bak­ery machines or paper-product machines, roof­ing, and exca­va­tion oper­a­tions. Most dri­ving is also prohibited.



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